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Richard Boyd Barrett: he said  they had to discuss how to respond to the Government’s  “baby steps”  on climate change

Support for increased carbon taxes by the all-party Committee on Climate Action was “ill-judged”, People Before Profit has said. The party is to step(...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

Rowan Kelly from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending the 13th consecutive Friday protesting about Climate Change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fine Gael has been accused of attempting to dilute a key climate action target to decarbonise the Irish economy by 2050. The Committee on Climate Act(...)

Participants in the march for climate change to the Dáil last Friday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) says it supports the imposition of new taxes on carbon emissions but only for big polluters in industry and agri(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said economic evidence had indicated how a fee-and-dividend model of carbon pricing was cash positive for those on lower incomes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit have been accused of opposing progressive measures to tackle climate change by refusing to endorse a “ca(...)

Eamon Ryan Green Party TD listens to students from 10 representative schools calling for a mass protest during the school day on Friday 15th March to demand action from the Irish Government on climate change at the Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The all-party Climate Action Committee is to meet this week in an attempt to sign off a report where substantial agreement has already been reached on(...)

Brendan Fairbrother in his home in Crumlin, Dublin. The house is uninsulated, the walls and ceilings are scarred with mould and the floors are damp. Photograph: James Forde

An elderly Dublin couple, who are both chronically ill, are living in a cold, damp house because their income is just over €9 a week too much to quali(...)

‘We just want developers to come to talk to us. And Crosbie has to understand what the impact of this hotel will have on of the people who live here.’

“Harry Crosbie hear us clear, we don’t want eight stories here,” came the chant from a small group of protesters gathered in driving rain in the shado(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty said that without JobPath they would not have 5.3 per cent unemployment which had dropped from 15.7 per cent Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty has accused Independent TD Mattie McGrath of “bullying” which she said she would not tolerate, during s(...)

Bríd Smith: “It comes from a Government that speaks out of both sides of its face on climate change”

The continued obstruction of a Bill to ban fossil fuel exploration in Ireland by an Oireachtas committee “is an act of environmental vandalism”, accor(...)

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